February 9, 2012 by wcobserver
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County’s assessor is encouraging residents to use online forms to assess their personal property. County Assessor Jeff Williams said it only takes minutes to update one’s personal property assessment online. By doing so, residents can avoid traveling to the offices and waiting in line, he said. People living in the county are required to assess their personal property, such as cars, motorcycles and motor homes, every year between Jan. 1 and May 31 or risk a 10 percent tax penalty. The assessment establishes a value on which the county figures one’s annual property tax. First-time assessments require a visit to one of the county’s offices, but adjustments to assessments can be done by phoneoronline.
To assess online, go to www.WashCoOnline.com Residents will need to provide their last names, ZIP codes and house numbers to assess online. There is no cost to use the online option. To assess over the phone, residents should call 444-1520. To assess in person and add property, residents can visit the Washington County Courthouse in Fayetteville or the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration offices in Springdale and Lincoln. — Special to the Observer
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